2 Kings 11
Jehoash, being saved by Jehosheba his aunt from Athaliah's massacre of the seed royal, is hid six years in the house of God.
2 Kings 11:1 And Athaliah the mother of Ohoziah, when she saw that her sonne was dead, she arose, and slew all the seede of the kingedome. 2 Kings 11:2 But Iehosaba the doughter of kynge Iehoram and syster of Ohoziah, toke Iehoas the sonne of Ohoziah, and stale hym from among the kynges sonnes that were slayne, and hys nourse with him, out of a slepyng chambre, and hyd hym from Athaliah, þt he was not slayne. 2 Kings 11:3 And he was with her, hyd in the house of the Lorde .vi. yeare. And Athaliah dyd raygne ouer the lande.
Jehoiada, giving order to the captains, in the seventh year anointeth him king.
2 Kings 11:4 And the seuenth yeare Iehoiada sent & fet the rulars ouer hundredes with the captaines & them of the garde, and toke them into hym into the house of the Lorde, and made a bonde with them, & toke an othe of them in the house of the Lorde, & shewed them the kynges sonne, 2 Kings 11:5 And he commaunded them, sayinge: thys is that ye must do: one thyrde parte of you shall come on the Saboth daye, and kepe the watch of the kynges house: 2 Kings 11:6 And another thyrd part shalbe at the gate Sur: and another thyrde parte shalbe at the gate behynde the gard chambre, and so shall ye kepe the watche of þe house of Mesah, 2 Kings 11:7 & two porcions of you: that is, all that go oute the Saboth daye, shall kepe the watche of the house of the Lorde aboute the kynge, 2 Kings 11:8 and shal compase the kynge round aboute, euery man wyth his wepen in his hand. And whosoeuer cometh within the ranges shal dye for it. And se that ye be with the kinge as he goeth oute and in. 2 Kings 11:9 And the captaynes ouer the hundredes did all thynges as Iehoiada the prieste commaunded, and toke euery man hys men, that is, them that came in the Saboth daye wyth them that went out the Saboth day, & wente to Iehoiada the prieste. 2 Kings 11:10 And the prieste gaue to the captaynes ouer hundredes the speares & shyldes þt were kynge Dauids, & had remayned in the temple. 2 Kings 11:11 And the garde stode euery man with hys wepon in hys hand rounde about þe king from the ryght corner of the temple to the left alonge by the aultare & the temple. 2 Kings 11:12 And he broughte oute the sonne of the kynge, & put þe croune vpon hym, & delyuered hym þe wytnesse, and made hym kynge, and annoynted hym. And they clapte theyr handes and sayd: God saue the kynge.
Athaliah is slain.
2 Kings 11:13 And when Athaliah hearde the noyse of þe runnynge of the people, she came to the people into the house of the Lorde. 2 Kings 11:14 And when she sawe the kynge stande by a pyler (as the maner was) & the syngers & the trompettes by þe kynge, and all the people of the lande reioysynge, and the blowing of the trompettes, she rente her clothes, and cryed: treason, treason. 2 Kings 11:15 And Iehoiada the priest commaunded the captaynes of the hundredes that had the rule of the hoste, and sayde to them: haue her oute wtoute the ranges, and yf anye folowe her, let hym dye with the swerde: for the prieste sayd: she maye not be slayne in the house of þe Lord. 2 Kings 11:16 And they layde handes on her, & she went the waye that the horses of the kynges went oute & was slayne there.
Jehoiada restoreth the worship of God.
2 Kings 11:17 And Iehoiada made a bonde both betwene the Lorde and the kynge, & betwene the people and the Lorde, that they shulde be the Lordes people: & also betwene the kynge and the people. 2 Kings 11:18 Then all the people of the land wente into the house of Baal, and destroyed hys aultares, and brake doune hys Images lustely, & slue Nathan the prieste of Baal before the aultare And the prieste set watche men in þe house of the Lorde, 2 Kings 11:19 & toke the rulars ouer hundredes and the captaynes, and the garde and all the people of the lande: And they brought þe kinge from the house of the Lord, and went the way of the gate of the garde of the kynges house. And he sat hym doune on the seate of the kynges. 2 Kings 11:20 And all the people of the Lorde reioysed, and the cytye was in quyete. And they slue Athaliah with the swerde in the house of the kynge. 2 Kings 11:21 Iehoas was seven yeare olde when he was made kyng.